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I have been accused of being an Apple Fanboy.  I  admit to owning a number of ‘i-things’, but nothing like this: 25 Signs That You Might Be An Apple Fanboy.  I do not have an Apple tattoo, no Mac-couch, or any of the items on this list. I am guilty of enjoying Apple products.  What […]

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How The Mighty Fall

by Rick on January 31, 2010

in Marketing 101

Maybe that is a bit strong, but could Toyota’s recall of 2.3 million vehicles be an indicator of bigger internal problem. If you think this is the first sign of trouble, check out this comment in the WSJ: […] Toyota recalled 2.3 million vehicles in the U.S. affected by the accelerator assembly problem. That was […]

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Tomorrow is the ‘big day’, at least for gadget lovers, and especially for Apple fans. So many, me included, will be monitoring twitter or watching via the web (unfortunately I have a meeting and will have to disconnect early). Yes, rumors are that this will be some sort of tablet or slate.   Regardless of what […]

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I listened to a live web broadcast of Fox Strategy Room originating from from CES2010 today. At one point, the panelist were discussing the new Sony Dash.  This is an interesting device. I am not going to list all of the specifications here. You can read more here and here.  Generally speaking, the DASH is […]

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The International Consumer Electronics Show is this week in Las Vegas. There will be many new product announcements, flashy demos, and a lot of buzz.  The week starts with the announcement of the new Google Phone, Nexus and is sure to be followed by many cool product and service announcements. Who is NOT at CES […]

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Love or hate Twitter, one thing for sure, users of Twitter are innovative.  As an example, consider the ‘Retweet’, or simply the ‘RT’.  During a recent New Media Dayton Meetup I overhead someone say that they would RT someone. Of course, for those of us that use Twitter, we know what she was talking about. […]

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I have been a fan of Whole Foods for a long time (I only wish there was one closer to home). I just noticed the very cool contest that they are running …. One Millionth Twitter Follower Contest. Twitter is a great way to have a dialog with the customer.  Just think of what they […]

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Thought I would share this exciting opportunity: As an HCFS Fellow, I wanted to share news with you regarding the 2009 Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability (HCFS) $5,000 grant award, as now is the time to prepare your application. The industry-wide award recognizes and supports the most innovative and best-executed foodservice or food retail sustainability […]

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Last night we decided to go to our local Cold Stone Cremery. I must admit that I caved in and had a ‘Oreo Overload’. Amazing treat. It would have been less expensive to pick up some ice cream and eat at home but I was in need of an experience, not just ice cream. When […]

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